[Translators-l] Call for translations: Subtitles for Wikipedia Videos

Kong Soon Lim lim_kongsoon at yahoo.com.sg
Tue Oct 5 07:02:07 UTC 2010

Greetings and hi,

I am quite confused over the translation instructions. Do we create a new page 
with the translated version with the following format  
"TimeText:Edit Button.ogv.en.srt"  where "en" is replaced with the language 

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From: Olli <ollinpostit at gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia Translators <translators-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 5 October 2010 13:56:45
Subject: Re: [Translators-l] Call for translations: Subtitles for Wikipedia 

So, have I understand right, user not need to have any Commons gadget to watch 
subtitled videos? And you will upload the subtitles to YouTube?

best regards

2010/10/4 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>

Dear translation community,
>I'd like to make a renewed call for translation for the Wikipedia
>videos that we released last month. See background here:
>We already have subtitle translations in a dozen or so languages, but
>we need many more :-). Here's how it works:
>1) You'll find the videos at:
>2) Click any of the video file names to get to the description pages.
>On the description page, you will see a list of "Available closed
>captioning files".
>3) Click the English language source of a subtitle file. Click "Edit".
>4) Copy all the text into the clipboard.
>5) In the address bar, replace "en" with your Wikimedia language code.
>So, for example,
>for a German translation. Load the new address. You can now paste in
>the English original, and start translating line by line (be careful
>not to remove the time markers).
>If there is a translation in your language already, please help to
>proofread/improve it.
>Liane Al-Ghusain (on CC) is a communications intern with the Wikimedia
>Foundation. She will import the subtitles into the YouTube copies of
>the videos. To allow us to import them as a batch, please complete
>your translations by _OCTOBER 15_. We will import them the following
>If you've updated an existing translation, please let Liane know so
>she can import it.
>Thank you very much for your help. We think these videos are a great
>outreach tool, and your translations will make them even more widely
>accessible. Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
>All best,
>Erik Möller
>Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
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